The Collaborative MA in Digital Humanities gives students the opportunity to explore the ways in which digital technologies are changing how we understand art, film, music, literature and popular culture, how we develop new forms of collective memory, and how we create global communities and intercultural dialogue. Students will learn to think critically by undertaking original research involving the latest theories, methods and technologies, while collaborating with other students and faculty across Carleton and with community partners. Through our practicum component, students can acquire hands-on experience with innovative tools for the computational analysis of cultural texts, and gain exposure to new methods for analyzing social movements and communities enabled by new media networks.
Our program capitalizes on Carleton’s unique location in the National Capital Region (NCR). The NCR is home to hundreds of game developers, media production facilities and digital start-ups. Our students also have access to the National Library of Canada, the National Archives of Canada and a host of museums, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Civilization, all of which are undertaking large digitization projects that will require expertise in this field. The National Research Council of Canada, which already supports arts and technology initiatives through a partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, is also located in Ottawa. All of these institutions provide research, practicum and career opportunities for our students
Applicants wishing to apply to the collaborative master’s program in Digital Humanities must indicate this in their application(s) to the participating program(s). You will be required to complete the Digital Humanities Specialization Form available in the online application of the participating master’s program and this must be uploaded as part of your main application. The form will require you to outline your proposed area of research and describe how it intersects with issues of digital culture and/or the technologies and methods of Digital Humanities.
The Digital Humanities Specialization Form must be submitted by the application deadline of the participating master’s program.
Applicants interested in applying to the collaborative master’s program in Digital Humanities after beginning their master’s program must contact the Digital Humanities program for more information.
Some of the centres involved in digital humanities research on campus are:
- The Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab
- The Carleton Immersive Media Studio
- The Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures
Visit the Digitial Humanities website for additional research information.